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Bucs sign seventh-round pick Hamilton



   Bucs players have the next five weeks off but general manager Bruce Allen is busy working.

   Virginia cornerback Marcus Hamilton, one of the Bucs' three, seventh-round picks, signed a contract with the team Sunday.

   Hamilton is the second draft choice to reach an accord with the Bucs', joining safety Tanard Jackson, a fourth-round pick who signed Friday.

   Hamilton finished his career at Virginia with 15 interception, matching the total of Cavalier alum Ronde Barber. Last season, Hamilton had 39 tackles with five INTs, four passes defensed and 3.5 tackles for loss.

   Tampa Bay has eight draft picks who remain unsigned, including first-round selection Gaines Adams. But there isn't any reason to think negotiations will last beyond the start of training camp July 26.   

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:46pm]


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